As a retailer or business owner, you want to be sure that your premises are as secure as possible. But many hold a misconception that using lightweight materials means compromising on protection. This simply isn’t the case, as the right construction and installation can ensure a lightweight, aluminium shutter provides as much protection as a heavier alternative. Choosing an adequate security shutter material will make them more effective and easier to maintain.
Benefits to aluminium shutters range from the practical to the visual. For example, the thinner material means that the shutter has a smaller roll-zone, maximising the available space in which it’s installed.
Aluminium shutters can also be finished and coloured, so as to enhance a building’s aesthetic, rather than detract from it. For example, polyester powder coatings offer excellent colour and gloss retention in outdoor exposure, where UV stability and weather resistance is required.
Anti-graffiti options are also available on most colours of this type. This means that even when a shutter is deployed, it can still attract people to the establishment, and fit visually with existing branding.
But how do you know that a lighter shutter is still able to defend against attempted break-in’s? The SR rating system established by the BRE, tests shutters to specific standards, and provides a grade that outlines exactly what they can protect against.
Here at Obexion, we provide lightweight, unobtrusive aluminium shutter solutions, all with recognised, SR rating certification. Which means you can be confident that your choice of security shutter will adequately defend against anticipated threats. All of our security shutter solutions are certified to LPS 1175.
For more details on SR ratings and exactly how they’re determined, we’ve produced a completely free guide which explains everything you need to know. You can download your free copy here.
To help retail owners and site managers choose the best secure roller shutter solution for their premises, we’ve produced an additional guide, specifically on ‘Security Shutters For Retail. ‘
It covers everything from the type of premises you’re protecting, to everyday operational considerations you may not have thought of. You can download your free copy here.
Alternatively, if you’d like to speak to the experienced team here at Obexion about secure shutter solutions, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can send us a message via the contact page or call us directly on 0845 050 8705.